WHATSAPP is believed to be on the verge of rolling out a new voicemail service across its Android and iOS apps – the last missing feature that might’ve stopped you completely replacing your phone app with the Facebook-owned messenger.
WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging service.
And thanks to a rumoured update, the cross-platform messenger could soon completely replace your favourite phone app.
WhatsApp is expected to get voicemail capabilities in a future update to the iOS and Android app.
WhatsApp already allows Voice Over IP (or VOIP) phone calls, so the inclusion of an in-built voicemail system seems like an obvious addition.
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This could make WhatsApp a viable replacement for your favourite Android dialler and text message app.
Those who’ve seen early versions of the update claim the call-back feature appears as a notification. Tapping the notification at the top of the screen immediately returns the call.
Unlike traditional voicemail, WhatsApp will reportedly let you record a message and listen back before sending it.
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However there is still no word on whether or not the chat app will support GIFs anytime soon.
News of the latest comes as the Facebook-owned firm has just announced that all messages sent via the service will be end-to-end encrypted.
This means when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to.
“No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals.
“Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us.” the company confirmed on its blog.